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On To The Next One: Greg Little

The off-season de el Rosenhaus continues.  Drew Rosenhaus has picked up yet another player who was taken in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Former University of North Carolina wide-receiver Greg Little has officially made the switch from Octagon to Rosenhaus Sports Representation.  Little was selected in the 2nd round (#59 overall) by the Cleveland Browns.  If my count is correct, based on the Little signing, Rosenhaus now represents 17 players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.

As Mike Florio of notes, Little is joining a deep receiving corp at Rosenhaus Sports Representation.  Rosenhaus represents Plaxico Burress, DeSean Jackson, Chad Ochocinco, Santana Moss, Sidney Rice, Bernard Berrian, and Terrell Owens.

But how exactly is Rosenhaus signing all of these players during this NFL Lockout offseason?  One agent texted me yesterday providing his explanation.  This agent claims that Rosenhaus is providing “Lockout Loans” for veterans at $150,000 a pop.  The agent did not provide any information about loans offered to rookies selected in the 2011 Draft, but it is assumed that he is offering them some sort of lockout loan, even if it is for much less than what he is providing his veteran clients.

Last, do not be surprised if we have an On To The Next One post soon concerning Brandon Spikes switching to Rosenhaus.  I recently heard about his wild demands to former agent Terry Watson.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.